Remy Wilcox, Director of Forensics
Marge Schaer is President of Pi Kappa Delta for the team
Instructor, Speech and Drama
September 1974, at the Pi Kappa Delta Initiation
Back Row: Don Bailey, Steve Cover, Al Lyon, Bill Monnette
Second Row: Michael Miller, Rick Stevenson, Larry Stone, John Stanton, John Robben
Front Row: Cat Colson, Margery Schaer, Anna Medairy, Dennis Bergvall
A. The College added only one new faculty member.
In the Department of Philosophy, William J. Sopher was added as Associate Professor of Philosophy.
B. Robert A. Skotheim takes over the college presidency on June 15th.
C. Al Lyon is the student body president.
D. Mrs. Wilcox and Mrs. Rasmussen are the directors of the Speech department.
E. Hue and cry is raised as ASWC apparently misplaces around $5000 and is unable to come up with any explanations
F. Medical school acceptances are up by record numbers as Whitman gains recognition among the top medical schools in the nation.
G. A Study Improvement Lab opens for the
first time in
H. A 7.9% increase in tuition at the college leaves many students frustrated as many feel that the cost of a Whitman diploma is already high.
The department's course descriptions reflect a focus on diction and articulation and the debate course offers argumentation training. Speech 41 and 42 were both dropped. Speech 43, 44 (forensics) was now offered every year rather than every other year.
Speech Department Description: Courses treat public speaking as a liberal art, proposing that such speaking is not a skill learned by rule but an exercise of judgment that can be no better than the speaker's understanding of the nature of the communicative acts.
SPEECH 11. Fundamentals of Speech, 3 hours.
SPEECH 14. Fundamentals of Articulation and Diction, 3 hours.
SPEECH 43, 44. Principles and Practice of Forensics, 3 hours.
5, 1974: Announcement of the
January, 1975, the first tournament occurs
February 28, 1975: Steve Kidder, Bill Craze, Maura Walsh, Jane Foreman, Dave Troxel, Remy Wilcox (seated), Cat Colson, Mark Olson, Mike Miller, Bill Hudson, Margie Schaer, Mark Wysoski
A. Halleys Comet makes its visit to Earth after 76 years.
B. Nigerias fortune changes as huge numbers of oil reserves are detected scattered all around the country.
C. French Foreign Minister Michel Jobert was assassinated. An Algerian fundamentalist group claims responsibility.
D. Syria boycotts the opening session of the
Geneva Peace Talks in protest of
E. A mysterious bomb kills Carrero Blanco, President of Spain. No organization claims any responsibility.
March 1975, Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament,
Starting from the center and going left: John Stanton, Rick Stevenson, Remy Wilcox, Gary Peterson (U Puget Sound coach), John Milnor, unknown, Michael Miller, unknown, Catherine Colson, Margorie Schaer
Pacific University Tournament, October 18-19, 1974
2nd Novice Expos Alison Scott
2nd Jr. Impromptu Steve Lindsay
3rd Novice Impromptu Alison Scott
Finalist, Jr. Impromptu Maura Walsh
Gonzaga University Tournament, October 26-28, 1974
2nd Jr. Debate Maura Walsh and Steve Lindsay
Octofinalist in Jr. Debate Steve Kidder and Bill Hudson
Washington State University Tournament, Nov. 15-16, 1974
3rd Jr. Debate Bill Craze and Mark Wysoski
3rd Jr. Extemp Maura Walsh
3rd Jr. Oratory Ken Terrell
Quarter-Finalist, Jr. Debate Dennis Bergvall and Catherine Colson
Finalist, Sr. Interp Kent Brisby
Idaho Speech Conference, Boise State University, Feb. 7-8, 1975
1st Place tie debate - Maura Walsh and Steve Lindsay
1st Place tie debate Steve Kidder and Bill Hudson
2nd Lincoln-Douglas Debate Margie Schaer
2nd Jr. Expos Bill Craze
2nd Sr. Expos Catherine Colson
2nd Sr. Extemp Steve Lindsay
3rd Debate Rick Stevenson and Mark Olson
3rd Jr. Expos Steve Kidder
3rd Sr. Extemp Margie Schaer
3rd Jr. Extemp Jane Foreman
Finalist, Jr. Extemp Bill Hudson
Lower Columbia College Tournament, Feb. 21-22, 1975
1st Place Sweepstakes
1st Novice Oratory Mark Olson
2nd Jr. Impromptu - Steve Lindsay
3rd Place tie Jr. Debate John Stanton and Mark Wysoski
3rd Place tie Jr. Debate Steve Lindsay and Maura Walsh
3rd Novice Expos David Troxel
Quarter-finalist Jr. Debate Steve Kidder and Bill Hudson
Quarter-finalist Jr. Debate Catherine Colson and Michael Miller
Finalist, Jr. Expos Steve Kidder
Finalist, Jr. Impromptu John Stanton
Finalist, Jr. Impromptu David Troxel
Finalist, Editorial Commentary John Stanton
Shippensburg State College Tournament, March 21-22, 1975
2nd Extemp Michael Miller
4th After Dinner Speaking Rick Stevenson
Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament, Philadelphia, PA, March 23-27, 1975
Superior, Discussion Rick Stevenson (Highest rated individual)
Excellent, Entertaining Speech Rick Stevenson
Good, Debate Marjorie Schaer and John Stanton
University of Montana Tournament, April 25-27, 1975
1st Jr. Impromptu Steve Lindsay
Quarterfinalist Debate John Stanton and Dennis Bergvall
Finalist, Jr. Impromptu John Stanton